Slip At Work Claims
What Is A Slip At Work Claim?
Slips at work can sometimes be quite minor accidents, leading to nothing more than bruised pride. In other instances, they can lead to much more serious consequences, including broken limbs or head trauma. Most slips are avoidable, whether they are due to a spill not being cleaned up immediately or an area with high foot traffic not having a non-slip mat during periods of bad weather. If your slip at work wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
Common Slips At Work
At Free Legal Justice, we know that your slip at work will have been very distressing and stressful. The damage sustained during a slip at work is very painful and can take a considerable period to heal. There can also be financial stresses added to this, if you need to take time off work to recover from your slip at work. Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors want to help.
Taking legal action to get compensation for your slip at work might seem like a big step, and we know that many of our clients worry that it will add more stress to an already difficult time, and that it will be time-consuming and difficult. Our experienced team of slip at work claims specialists can take all of the worry out of making your slip at work compensation claim, leaving you to concentrate on your recovery.
If you have suffered a slip at work and are thinking of making a claim for compensation, call us or claim online to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation. We are here 24 hours a day to help you get the justice you deserve.
Personal Injury Compensation Claims For Your Slip At Work
Our team of personal injury solicitors are dedicated to making sure that your slip at work compensation claim is as simple and stress free as possible. We know that making a compensation claim is stressful, so our expert team are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to make sure that you can get the legal advice and help you need, when you need it. You can call or claim online and we will call you back at a time of your choosing.
During this short conversation, our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors will make sure that we understand the full details of your accident or injury. This allows us to provide you with the best possible advice. We will need to understand the circumstances surrounding your slip at work, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which it has impacted your life. This will allow us to give you personalised guidance as to the likelihood of your personal injury claim being successful and also how much compensation you can expect.
Our team of personal injury specialists are also here to complete almost all of the paperwork and forms associated with your slip at work claim. Acting as your solicitors, we are able to fill out and submit almost everything without you having to worry about time-consuming admin. For those tasks that we do need your signature, we are even able to arrange a home visit, if you feel that this would make things easier.
Our team of personal injury solicitors are ready to help you. Call now, to begin your claim.
How Much Compensation Am I Likely To Receive Following My Slip At Work?
The amount of compensation you are likely to receive for your slip at work might seem like an easy question to answer, but all compensation payments are specific to your personal situation, so the only way to get an accurate assessment is to discuss your slip at work with our highly-trained legal professionals. There are some common aspects across all compensation claims, however.
Compensation claim amounts for all personal injuries (including slips at work) are divided into two main parts. The first part of the claim is based on the amount of pain and suffering you have experienced. Because this is such a subjective assessment, there are guidelines put forward by the national governing body (the Judicial College). These give a range of amounts that are usually paid out following each specific injury. The ranges can be very wide, however. This is because they are designed to ensure that the exact nature of your injury can be taken into account. Unfortunately, this can make it very difficult for anyone without experience to know where in that range their injury is likely to fall. Our highly trained personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience in making slip at work claims and are able to give you an accurate assessment of where in the range your injury is likely to fall.
The second, and often much larger, part of your compensation claim is to compensate you for any costs, expenses or losses associated with your slip at work. The aim of compensation is to give you as close as possible to the same situation as you would have ad if your slip at work had not occurred. This means that you are able to claim for any loss of earnings if you are unable to work as a result of your slip at work, or even for the loss of the earnings you would have been likely to receive if your injuries mean that you are unable to return to your previous work. You may also be entitled to claim for additional medical support, the help of a carer if this has become necessary and even some modifications to your home or vehicle if they are necessary to allow you to resume the life you had previously.
Expert help from our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors means that you can be sure that you are claim for all of the expenses you are entitled to. This means that you will have the financial support you need to get your life back on track as quickly as possible.
How Quickly Can I Expect My Slip At Work Compensation Claim To Be Resolved?
All slip at work compensation claims are different, and some of them will take far longer to resolve than others. We endeavour to resolve all our clients’ cases as quickly as possible to allow them to move on with their lives and get them the compensation payment they need to do so.
Some cases can be resolved in a matter of just a few weeks or months. These tend to be the easier claims to process, where the other party does not try to claim that the accident wasn’t their fault and where they are keen to agree the compensation amount as quickly as possible. Less severe injuries also tend to be quicker to resolve, as the amounts of money involved are smaller and the other party is less likely to want to put in the additional effort to argue about how much you deserve.
Personal injury claims in which the other party does not accept liability, or if there are other complications, can take significantly longer than a simple case. If you have to go to court to have a judge decide how much compensation you deserve following your accident, your claim may be delayed even longer.
What If I Can’t Afford Legal Help With My Slip At Work Claim?
No-one wants to have to pay out a large, up-front payment just to try to get the justice they are entitled to, and this is even more important if you are suffering financial difficulties following your slip at work. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis whenever possible.
When you instruct us as your solicitors on a no win no fee basis, we are able to act on your behalf, without you needing to pay anything at all until you receive the compensation you are entitled to. If we are not able to get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t owe us anything. This means that you are able to seek the compensation you need without worrying that you will be financially worse off as a result.
In a very small number of cases, we are unable to offer a no win no fee agreement. In the unlikely event that your slip at work claim falls into this category, we will make sure that you understand this straight away, and we will make sure to discuss possible alternative funding options with you to make sure that you have an affordable route to the help you need.
If you are thinking about making a slip at work compensation claim, our team are available 2/7 or claim online now.
Will I Be Left With Large Bills For My Slip At Work If I Lose?
Absolutely not. The most important thing about making a no win no fee slip at work compensation claim is that you are not taking any financial risk whatsoever. This is important, otherwise only the very rich would feel able to make personal injury compensation claims, and those who may need the money most would be unable to get the help they need. If we are unable to win your compensation claim on your behalf, you won’t owe a penny.
Is There A Deadline For Me Making A Slip At Work Compensation Claim?
Compensation claims for slip at work should be made as soon as possible after the accident or injury that led to them. Except in extremely exceptional circumstances, all claims should be made within 2 years of the accident. If you are coming close to the two year time limit, it is essential that you contact our personal injury solicitors as soon as possible.
There can sometimes be an advantage in waiting a little while before making a slip at work compensation claim. Some injuries may take a while to fully appear or they may take far longer than expected to heal. It is always worth having conversations with our personal injury specialists as early as possible, however, as this gives you the best chance of forming a strong case and getting the compensation you deserve.
What Is The Process For Making A Slip At Work Compensation Claim?
The process of making slip at work compensation claim is the same for almost all types of personal injury.
Most people who have suffered an accident or injury will want to take legal advice before starting their personal injury compensation claim, and we believe that this is a very good idea. We are available 24/7 to ensure that you can access the help you need whenever suits you. You can call us or claim online to make sure that you get the support and assistance you need for your slip at work claim.
Working on your behalf, we write to the person responsible for your slip at work (this person is often known as the respondent). In this letter, we explain that you are claiming compensation for your injuries and that you believe that they were at fault. We ask them to accept responsibility (the legal term for this is accepting liability) for what happened and give them a deadline by which to inform us if they disagree.
If the person at fault in your accident denies that they were to blame, we will collect all of the evidence we can find and present them with a strong case as to why they are liable. This can include pictures, videos and statements, as well as more technical and legal backing documents if needed. Once presented with this evidence, almost all employers will accept that they are liable.
When the other side have agreed that they are liable for your personal injury compensation claim, we will then begin to negotiate the settlement (this is how much money you will be given). We will make sure that you know about every offer that is made, and also whether we believe that it is a fair offer or not. The decision as to whether or not to accept an offer of compensation will always be yours, but we will help you and give you the information you need to be confident in your decision.
Almost all personal injury compensation claims are resolved through the above process. In very rare cases, the other party will either not accept that they were at fault, or they will refuse to offer a fair amount of compensation given your injuries. In these situations, we may need to go to court to allow a judge to decide your case. If this happens, we will support you throughout the process.
How Do I Start Making A Slip At Work Compensation Claim?
Many clients feel daunted at the idea of making a slip at work compensation claim. They are unsure as to whether to go ahead with making a claim at what is often a difficult time. Fortunately, our team of dedicated personal injury claims solicitors are here to help. Our years of experience mean that we can make the process of making a slip at work compensation claim as simple as possible.
The first step, if you are thinking of making a slip at work compensation claim, is to make sure that you have access to the help that you will need. Call us or claim online to arrange your free, no obligation consultation with our dedicated team of expert personal injury claims solicitors. Our slip at work specialists are available 24/7 to ensure that we can give you the support you need at a time of your choosing.
We want to make sure that we fully understand what has happened to you. This means that we will listen to all of the details of your slip at work, including the ways that your slip at work has impacted your life, the full extent of your injuries and all of the circumstances surrounding your slip at work, including who you believe was to blame. This information is essential if we are to give you accurate estimates of the amount of compensation that you are likely to receive, as well as the likelihood of winning your case.
Can I Make a Claim For My Slip At Work?
If you have suffered a slip at work, you may be wondering whether you are able to make a slip at work compensation claim. In most cases you can, but there are a few things that must be true for your claim to be successful.
All slip at work compensation claims require that you actually experienced a slip at work, and that you sustained some form of damage or loss as a result. You are only able to claim compensation for damage that you have actually sustained, not for damage that you were lucky to avoid. Similarly, you are not able to make a claim for an accident that almost happened.
The second aspect to consider is who you believe is to blame for what happened to you. If you want to make a slip at work compensation claim, you will need to claim against a person or organisation. You will need to show that they had some kind of responsibility for your welfare. In the case of an accident or injury at work, your employer has this kind of legal responsibility. As a result, you are almost always able to make a compensation claim for accidents that occurred in the workplace.
The person responsible for your slip at work must also have been in a position to foresee what happened to you. This is not the same as them actually knowing that it would happen, but what happened must be something that they could have predicted, if they had thought about health and safety matters seriously enough.
The final thing to think about is whether the person responsible for your welfare put sufficient measures in place to protect you. Even if some steps were taken, you are still able to claim if these were not adequate for the circumstances you found yourself in.
If you have suffered a slip at work and believe that you fit these criteria, or if you are unsure and would like to discuss it further, call us or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
What Should I Do Following A Slip At Work?
In the immediate aftermath of your slip at work, it is important that you prioritise making sure that you are safe and getting the first aid and medical attention that you need. Once this is taken care of, you might want to consider whether you can take some of the following steps to help support your case if you do decide to go ahead with a slip at work compensation claim.
One of the easiest and most important things that you can do following your slip at work is to write down exactly what happened. This should include anything relevant in the lead up to your slip at work, including anything that might have increased the risk of your slip at work. Any details that you remember should be noted down, whether you think that they are relevant or not. This record means that you will have supporting evidence and helps to prevent you forgetting important details that might later be useful to support your compensation claim.
It can also be very helpful for you to have a record of the names and contact details of anyone who witnessed your slip at work. When you come to make your compensation claim, the testimony of people who saw what happened can be very convincing and will provide a great deal of support when we demonstrate who was to blame for what happened to you.
Photographs or videos of the location in which your slip at work occurred can also be very useful, especially if they show anything that you believe made your slip at work more likely. Ideally, these would have a time and location stamp embedded in the data (so taking them using your phone can help), but this is not essential.
Although these steps can provide additional supporting evidence for your slip at work compensation claim, they are not essential and it is perfectly possible to make a successful claim even if you have not been able to do any of them. The most important step is to make sure that you call us or claim online today. Taking this one simple step will allow you to get the expert legal advice you need from our experienced team of expert slip at work claims specialists.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help Me With My Slip At Work Compensation Claim?
Making a slip at work claim can seem daunting, and many of our clients are worried that they might struggle with the paperwork or that it will be very time-consuming. At we, we want to take the stress and worry out of making a slip at work compensation claim. We are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week, meaning that you can always get in touch with us if you need us. Whether you prefer to call us or to apply online and have us call you back for free at a time of your choosing, we are here to help.
Our highly trained teams take the time to listen to what has happened to you and ensure that we fully understand the details of your slip at work. Over the course of a short conversation, we will ask about the circumstances surrounding your slip at work (including who you believe was to blame), the exact nature of your injuries and also the ways in which has impacted your life. This means that we can give you accurate, personalised advice from slip at work claims specialists.
We are also able to complete almost all of the paperwork and admin required for your claim. We understand that our clients don’t want to spend their time completing endless forms and legal documents. We keep your workload to an absolute minimum and can even arrange home visits to help you through the small amount of paperwork that will need your personal signature.
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